Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th May 2013 21:14 UTC
Windows Microsoft has detailed Windows 8.1 - not a whole lot of information we didn't yet know from leaked builds, but this bit makes me happy: "The updated PC Settings in Windows 8.1 gives you access to all your settings on your device without having to go to the Control Panel on the desktop. You can do things like change your display resolution, set your power options, see the make and model of your PC, change the product key, let you run Windows Update, and even join a domain - all from PC Settings." Available as a preview late June, but no word on whether said preview release will be available for Windows RT as well.
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RE[2]: Search ...
by avgalen on Fri 31st May 2013 09:39 UTC in reply to "RE: Search ..."
avgalen
Member since:
2010-09-23

You don't have to be worried. Currently if you start searching it will start to search in Apps. You can choose to make it search in Settings or Files as well. You can also make it search in apps (maps, email, pictures) 1 by one. There are keyboard shortcuts for searching directly in Apps (Win+Q), Settings (Win+W) or Files (Win+F)

People complained that in Windows 7 the search would search in Apps+Settings+Files all at once and preferred that to Windows 8. In Windows 8.1 they ADDED this functionality again and made it the default AND made it search in some other (BING) locations as well. It will also receive a keyboard shortcut but I don't know which one from the top of my head (Win+S would make sense I guess). You will still be able to search only Apps, only Settings, only Files, only the Mail-app, etc just like in Windows 8

So basically Windows 7 searched everywhere.
Windows 8 searched 1 by 1.
Windows 8.1 searches everywhere by default, but gives you the option to search 1 by 1 if you want to

Edited 2013-05-31 09:42 UTC

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RE[3]: Search ...
by Nelson on Fri 31st May 2013 15:13 in reply to "RE[2]: Search ..."
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Someone who did his research before jumping to conclusions, a rarity when it comes to Windows 8 it seems.

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